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Lacquered rectangular tray

Price:  700,00

Large size high level lacquered rectangular tray (hirobuta) with high rims. The black-lacquered interior is decorated in gold, silver and red maki-e and gold sprinkles with cranes standing on a river-bank with lush vegetation. With many cranes birds in flight overhead. The underside is finely covered in nashiji lacquer. Cranes are considered to be the most high-ranking birds and as such ar a symbol of status and longevity. The tray has some minor frits to the rim but is in good overall condition. In original wooden transport box with calligraphy on the lid: “A hirobuta-tray with makie-painting with cranebirds ordered in October Meiji 3 (1870). When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Size H. : 7 cm W. :  60.5 cm. D. : 43 cm

Shipping and handling not included.

Ref. No. : 202735X

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